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To broadly examine the potential health and financial benefits of health information technology (HIT), this paper compares health care with the use of IT in other industries. It estimates potential savings and costs of widespread adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, models important health and safety benefits, and concludes that effective(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this project was to assess genetic/genomic content in electronic health records. METHODS Semistructured interviews were conducted with key informants. Questions addressed documentation, organization, display, decision support and security of family history and genetic test information, and challenges and opportunities relating to(More)
Commercially available electronic prescribing systems may differ in their effects on patients' health outcomes and on patients' ability to manage costs. An expert panel convened to recommend specific features that would enable electronic prescribing systems to advance these goals. The panel authored sixty recommendations and rated each using a modified(More)
OBJECTIVES To document and assess the experiences of 104 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded health information technology (health IT) grantees in planning and implementing health IT systems. DATA SOURCE Grant proposals and interviews with the AHRQ health IT grantees. DATA COLLECTION METHOD Extracted descriptive data from the health(More)
Considerable resources have been invested in recent years to improve laboratory systems in resource-limited settings. We reviewed published reports, interviewed major donor organizations, and conducted case studies of laboratory systems in 3 countries to assess how countries and donors have worked together to improve laboratory services. While(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the functional capabilities being offered by commercial ambulatory electronic prescribing systems with a set of expert panel recommendations. DESIGN A descriptive field study of ten commercially available ambulatory electronic prescribing systems, each of which had established a significant market presence. Data were collected from(More)
Preface Increasingly powerful pharmaceuticals are of increasing clinical and economic importance to managed care organizations. Expenditures on pharmaceuticals have also been increasing, a trend driven by a number of factors, including the accelerating development of more-innovative and more-expensive agents; rising pharmaceutical prices; and higher(More)